I wanted to give you a quick follow-up on the Global Family Rescue fundraiser with Paul Rusesabagina (the real hotel manager portrayed in Hotel Rwanda). This picture is Paul, me and Sue at a pre-event gathering. The quick review of the event – it was awesome!!
Here is the note I got from Ben & Melody Pahlow the founders of GFR: Dear Master of Ceremonies, Dave, you were absolutely incredible last Saturday night. Hats off to you and Sue for giving up your Saturday night. I believe your role really helped us raise overall awareness about the genocide in Rwanda and spurred many to sponsor families. Here is the 7 day update…GFR has sponsored 69 families since last Saturday night! This is really an incredible accomplishment for GFR. It took us 18 months to get 60 sponsorships, and believe me, it is hard for Melody and I as we think of the original 220 who are left still waiting, but we have gotten within 25 families of our original 220 family goal. I am very excited about this God sized adventure, and to have you travelling to Rwanda to meet your sponsored family is going to be very exciting. Thanks from the bottom of our heart for doing the MC work! Love, Ben & Melody
I did a little math and it looks like we raised about $150,000.00 at this event. Most of the people present were 3C and that makes me really proud!!